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Meet The Hale Family

James & Jackie Hale


Callie, Toby, Pip, Roo, Pepper, Debbie & Darla, Chase, Harley, Baby Girl, Lexi, Rowdy, Tater Tot, Molly & Rita

The Backstory

If there is one thing James loves more than horses, it's his dogs. All 15 of them.

You see, James' parents wouldn't let him bring his little dog, Molly, into the house when he was a kid.  He built her a nice dog house, put lots of warm hay inside and a curtain over the door to knock the wind off during the cold winter nights, but he still worried about her.  He swore that when he grew up that he'd have lots of dogs and let them all in the house and even let them sleep with him.  And so he did.  To date we are the proud parents of 15 canine companions and one brave barn cat.


James Hale Stables

The stable was constructed in 1997. so we've been a part of the Chelsea/Columbiana community for over 20 years.  In 2016 we decided to scale back our American Saddlebred horse training operation and converted 1/2 the main barn into the kennel.  We officially opened Canine Country Club in February, 2017.


James's wife, Jackie, is also an animal lover and rescue advocate.  She handles the front desk management, marketing and social media.  Jackie is honored to have joined the Shelby County Humane Society Board of Directors in December, 2018 for a three year term.


Meet our Amazing Staff

We couldn't do what we do without them!

(L-R Standing)

Shelley Jeter, Jane McDaniel, Ginger McLaughin, Jessica Frantz, Jalyn Adleberg, Audrey Taylor


Jackie & James Hale with helpers Selena, Tabitha and Marissa Soto-Pedral